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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Claim to Fame
Vic Vega (Mr. Blonde) In Reservoir Dogs (1992).
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At 6'2" and 190 pounds, Michael Madsen - the brother of actress Virginia Madsen - is equally adept at portraying heroic as well as villainous characters. There`s just something in the way he delivers his lines with an underlying aggression masked behind his gravelly tones that makes you feel very uneasy about his true intentions! Madsen first learned his craft at Chicago`s Steppenwolf Theatre, where he worked under John Malkovich, one of the theater`s founders. His first few film roles were minor ones, in such projects as Against All Hope (1982), Racing with the Moon (1984) and The Natural (1984). His work received considerable notice, however, after his knife-edged performance as deranged killer Vince Miller in Kill Me Again (1989) and then as Susan Sarandon`s rough-edged boyfriend Jimmy in Thelma & Louise (1991). His big breakthrough, however, came as the sadistic jewel thief Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino`s low-budget hit Reservoir Dogs (1992). Movie audiences were glued to their seats as Madsen playfully danced around a tied-down and terrified police officer, slicing him with a knife and splashing gasoline all over the petrified man, all to the cheery tunes of "Stealer`s Wheels` "Stuck In the Middle With You." Not to be typecast, Madsen surprised many with his performance as foster parent Glen Greenwood in the hit family movie Free Willy (1993) before returning to another criminal role as bank robber Rudy Travis in the remake of the Steve McQueen heist flick The Getaway (1994), and then back again as Glen Greenwood in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995). Madsen continues to turn in edge-of-the-seat performances as morally bankrupt individuals on the wrong side of the law, as in his intense on-screen showings in Donnie Brasco (1997), Mulholland Falls (1996), and High Noon (2000) (TV). In 2003 he teamed up again with Tarantino in both "volumes" of Tarantino`s magnum martial arts/revenge opus Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) as the coldly evil Budd (aka "Sidewinder"). In addition to his film work, Madsen has contributed dialogue to two of Sony PlayStations`s biggest-selling games, Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (VG) and Driv3r (2004) (VG), as well as writing several books of his own poetry. Although uncomfortable with fame, Madsen`s star continues to shine in Hollywood and his droll, yet captivating acting style is ensuring him a steady flow of work as one on the screen`s favorite "heavies".
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Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Full Name at Birth
Michael Soren Madsen
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Calvin Madsen (A Firefighter.)
Elaine (née Melson) (An Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Poet And Playwright.)
Virginia Madsen, Cheri Madsen
Harvey Keitel, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton, Nick Nolte, Tom Sizemore
Lance (Grandfather), Soren (Grandfather), Lavinia (Grandmother), Anna Marie (Grandmother)
Buftea (Dog) , Marlon (Parrot)
Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor, poet and photographer. He has appeared in more than 150 films, many of which have been independent films, though he has starred in central roles in such films as Reservoir Dogs, Free Willy, Vice, Donnie Brasco and Kill Bill, in addition to a supporting role in Sin City. Madsen is also credited with voice work in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A., DRIV3R, Dishonored, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and The Walking Dead: Season Two. In January 2012, Madsen was a housemate in the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother 9. In 2013, he voiced Finn O'Leary of "Mob of the Dead" Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Poet, Photographer.
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